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Reading Specialist

Master of Education for Practicing Teachers

Teach life-changing literacy skills.

Designed for licensed teachers the M.Ed. in Reading program enhances the teaching of literacy, and provides Reading Specialist or Reading Teacher endorsement credentials. Areas of emphasis include multisensory instruction, literacy-specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia and using data to inform and individualize instruction.

Created by practicing professionals, the Master's in Education in Reading is an online program with curriculum covering a variety of teaching strategies and assessments that emphasize current, research-based best practices reflecting state literacy standards. Three program options are offered based on interest area: degree only, degree with Reading Specialist endorsement or degree with Reading Teacher endorsement.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses only
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
30 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$545 per credit hour
10% discount for teachers

Sample Reading Education Classes

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EDRG 606: Reading Assessment and Intervention

Utilize literacy assessment and diagnostic tools to develop remediation strategies and create clinic reports based on assessment experiences.

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EDRG 608: Evidence-Based Reading Techniques for Dyslexia

Examine evidence-based, advanced techniques in reading instruction in the context of state policies, specific disabilities and reading program evaluation.

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EDRG 604: Literacy for the Diverse Learner

Explore current research and strategies for teaching diverse learners who are multi-lingual, multi-cultural, come from a disadvantaged environment or have special needs.

Program Details

Get all the details on our M.Ed. Reading program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Program Options

M.Ed Reading (Degree Only)

For licensed teachers interested in increasing literacy knowledge and expertise, and for those seeking literacy-focused teaching positions. This program culminates in an online capstone course, which is taken online during the summer. This program is designed to be a fast-paced online program for current educators. 
Eligibility: Residents of any state are eligible for this program. 

M.Ed. Reading with Reading Specialist Endorsement

For licensed teachers in Colorado who are interested in addressing the needs of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning challenges. This program culminates in a university-supervised practicum focusing on students who have documented or suspected reading disabilities. The practicum that can be completed in your own classroom and is a great option for those who are interested in literacy interventionist, instructional coaching, and district literacy leadership roles.
Eligibility: Colorado residents only.

M.Ed Reading with Reading Teacher Endorsement

For licensed teachers interested in teaching literacy to students who are linguistically diverse and have special education needs. This program culminates in a university-supervised practicum focusing on whole and small group literacy instruction. The practicum that can be completed in your own classroom and is a great option for classroom literacy leaders and those teaching in the secondary grades. 
Eligibility: Colorado or Wyoming residents only.


How to Apply

To apply to the M.Ed. Reading program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Resume
  • Current teaching license
  • Interview

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $545 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for teachers or those with contracted positions within a school
Federal TEACH Grant opportunities also available
Total program credits: 30

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, May and August.

A Culture of Excellence

The Master of Education for Practicing Teachers in Reading is offered by the Education department within Regis College.